Sixth Annual Conference

6th Annual CARE Conference – May 5-7, 2008
Sandpearl Resort – Clearwater Beach, FL

  1. Press Releases & Announcements
  2. Conference Presentation Slides
  3. Conference Pictures
  4. Conference Agenda
  5. Keynote Speaker – Craig Karges
  6. Keynote Speaker – Rod Muir
  7. Conference Sponsors

Press Releases & Announcements

Conference Presentation Slides

Monday, May 5

Tuesday, May 6

Conference Pictures

Conference Agenda

Monday, May 5
Moderator Speaker
8:00 – 12:00 Registration Jeremy Stroop
10:00 – 11:00 Reclamation Tour Quicksilver Recycling Services,
Tampa, Florida
12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, Logistics and Intro to
LEED Certified Sandpearl Resort
Frank Hurd
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Keynote Speaker Craig Karges
1:30 – 3:30 Session 1- 2007 CARE Progress Report
Recognition of CARE Sponsors.
CARE Member Accomplishments for 2007
Frank Hurd
2007 CARE Survey – Reclamation and
Recycling Progress
Matt Goldman,
Weston Solutions
NSF 140 – Benefits for CARE Steve Bradfield Mathew Realff,
Georgia Tech University
2008 Challenges and Opportunities –
Summary from Regional Meetings
Anne Peters,
Zero Waste Alliance
3:30 – 4:30 Session 2 – Economic Outlook Kemp Harr,
Floor Focus
4:30 Adjourn
4:30 – 6:15 Free Time
6:15 – 7:00 Reception
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner Frank Hurd
8:00 – 9:45 CARE Awards –
Recycler of the Year,
CARE Person of the Year
Recycler of the Year
(Large and Small),
CARE Person of the Year
EPA/CARE Award John Glenn Matt Hale (EPA)
presents EPA/CARE Award
Tuesday, May 6
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Review of Today’s Agenda,
Frank Hurd
8:30 – 9:00 CARE Member Business Meeting Frank Hurd Bylaws, Board Members, etc
9:00 – 10:00 Session 3- Suppliers’ Updates open session Groups visit Suppliers’ Booths
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 4- Government Roundtable
Bill Gregory
Georgia Pollution Prevention
Partnership Programs
Mary Talukder, Georgia Pollution Prevention Assistance Division
Florida Florida CARES: Florida’s Commitment to Carpet Recycling, Shannan Reynolds, Florida Recycling Program
California Faridoon Ferhut, Integrated Waste Management Specialist – Buy Recycled Section California Integrated Waste Management Board
State CRI Issues Jenn Mendez, Carpet and Rug Institute
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch- Keynote Speaker Russ Delozier Rod Muir,
1:30 – 2:45 Session 5- Business of Reclamation –
Bob Peoples
Evergreen Update Russ DeLozier,
Reclamation Case Study Fred Williamson Ellen Raynor,
SF Carpet Recycling
Advanced Recycling Issues Larry Moot,
Project Consultants
and Associates
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 5:00 Session 6- Marketplace Update
and Trends – Frank Endrenyi
New Innovations Ron Sherga,
Bob Pilotti, ECM Plastics
Matt Spieler, Floor Covering News
5:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, May 7
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Review of Today’s Agenda,
Frank Hurd
8:30 – 10:30 Session 7 –
Future of Recycling Business
Kim Gavin Susan Lewis,
Bill Gregory,
Fred Williamson,
Starnet Flooring;
Frank Endrenyi,
Steve Bradfield,
Thomas Holland,
Texas Carpet Recycling
10:30 – 11:00 Wrap Up Frank Hurd
11:00 Adjourn
1:00 Golf
1:00 Sandpearl Resort LEED Tour

Craig-KargesConference Keynote Speaker – Craig Karges

Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The “extraordinist” is an award winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. He has made over four thousand appearances on four continents and in all fifty states.

Craig Karges’ performance is an extraordinary blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition. Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audiences to question what is real and what is unreal, what is possible and what is impossible. Dennis Miller, comedian and talk show host, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, “this weirds me out.”
A table “walks” on stage and then flies into the air! Borrowed finger rings from audience members are linked together in a chain! Thoughts are read and predictions are made and verified. Craig Karges risks his fee in a special demonstration. If he fails, the money is returned to the sponsor!

Craig Karges dramatizes the unknown, the unexplained and the unbelievable. You don’t just watch this performance, you experience it, through total audience participation.

Craig-Karges_tableAudiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how Craig Karges accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all.

From the entertainment oriented “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the news oriented “Larry King Live,” Craig Karges makes frequent guest appearances on national television shows. Karges has also starred in two one-hour television specials for Cox Broadcasting. He has also appeared on Lifetime Television, CNBC, United Paramount Network, CNN Headline News, Wisdom Television, SOAPnet, Fox News Channel, and E! Entertainment Television. The sheer number and diversity of Karges’ television appearances is indicative of his widespread popularity.

Visit the Craig Karges website!

Conference Keynote Speaker – Rod Muir

Rod_MuirA former marketing executive in the foodservice industries, and the individual responsible for Kentucky Fried Chicken home delivery service, Rod Muir brings a fresh perspective to the solutions, to the challenge of diverting solid waste.

As Founder of Waste Diversion Canada and the Waste Diversion Campaigner for the Sierra Club of Canada Rod is putting his evil powers to good promoting the surprisingly signifcant connection between waste diversion and the mitigation of climate change.

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

Sustainability Leadership

Mohawk Greenworks
Shaw Floors


Universal Fibers


Green Chemistry
Dawson Textile
Extrusion Solutions
Resource Connect
Starnet Flooring
Universal Textile


Extrusion Solutions
Dawson Textile
Herbold USA
Republic Machine
Schutte Buffalo

Golf Event